Baked French Toast With Caramelized Pear Sauce

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This all-in-one saucy French toast bake is a sweet breakfast treat for a crowd of hungry guests. For the best texture, use pears that are ripe yet still firm.

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pear (such as Bartlett or Anjou)
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 cup thawed frozen cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 thick (1-inch/25 cm) slices egg bread
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 5 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

Peel, core and cut pears into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; set aside.

In skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook brown sugar and corn syrup, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute.

Add pears and cranberries; cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Whisk flour with 2 tbsp water; whisk into pan and cook until pears are tender and sauce is thickened and syrupy, about 12 minutes. Spread in greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish; let cool for 20 minutes.

Layer bread over pear mixture. Whisk together milk, cream, eggs, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Topping: Stir sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle over bread. Bake, uncovered, in 350?F (180?C) oven until puffed and golden, about 50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional facts Per each of 12 servings: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 187 mg
  • Sugars 28 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 302.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 226 mg
  • Cholesterol 116 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 43 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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